POINT PLEASANT — This Sunday’s Battle Days Pageant not only celebrates local youth but provides for local youth by being the fundraiser for Mason County Toys for Kids Association.
The Battle Days Pageant starts at 2 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Point Pleasant Junior/Senior High School Auditorium. Admission cost is $5.
According to Brandy Barkey Sweeney, pageant organizer and long-time member of Mason County Toys for Kids Association, proceeds from the pageant are the only fundraiser for the group which is in great need of donations this year. Organizers are hoping for a large turnout for the pageant in order to purchase Christmas gifts for as many less fortunate children as possible in Mason County. Barkey Sweeney said the number of children the organization helps increases every year.
Below is a listing of this year’s contestants in various categories.
Junior Miss Contestants: McKenna Bronosky is the 12-year-old daughter of Julie and the late Christopher Bronosky of Point Pleasant. Emily Deal is the 10 year-old daughter of Jayme and Stephanie Deal of Ashton. Ellie Wood is the daughter of Chip and Heather Wood of Point Pleasant. Kate Henderson is the 12-year old daughter of Jim and Andrea Henderson of Henderson. Cierra Rollins is the daughter or Paige and Trent Rollins of Point Pleasant and David Rollins.
Young Miss Contestants: Katherine Deem is the 14-year old daughter of Deron and Missy Deem of Leon. Erykah Roach is the 13-year old daughter of Angela Roach of Point Pleasant and Jason Roach. Melanie Smith is the 13-year old daughter of Denny and Tammy Reynolds of Point Pleasant. Shiloh Wamsley is the 15-year old daughter of Greg and Juli Wamsley of Point Pleasant. Emma Jenkins is the 15-year old daughter of Mark and Jenny Jenkins of Ashton.
Miss Contestants: Cyrena Roach is the 17-year old daughter of Angela Roach and Jason Roach of Point Pleasant. Kasondra Peters is the 17-year old daughter of Deidre Blake of Gallipolis Ferry. Lauren Roush is the 17-year old daughter of Jamie and Rebecca Roush of Mason. Amanda Baker is a student at the University of Rio Grande.
The winners will reign over the Battle Days festival and spend the year promoting the festival and Mason County throughout the state.
Outgoing queens are Young Miss Battle Days, Maggie Criste, Jr. Miss, Alexis Martin, Little Miss, Kira Henderson and Little Mister, Gage Williamson.